horizontality

horizontal

[hawr-uh-zon-tl, hor-]
adjective
1.
at right angles to the vertical; parallel to level ground.
2.
flat or level: a horizontal position.
3.
being in a prone or supine position; recumbent: His bad back has kept him horizontal for a week.
4.
near, on, or parallel to the horizon.
5.
of or pertaining to the horizon.
6.
measured or contained in a plane parallel to the horizon: a horizontal distance.
7.
(of material on a printed page, pieces on a game board, etc.) extending across, from the left to the right of the viewer.
8.
of or pertaining to a position or individual of similar status: He received a horizontal promotion to a different department, retaining his old salary and title.
9.
Economics. of or pertaining to companies, affiliates, divisions, etc., that perform the same or similar functions or produce the same or similar products: Through horizontal mergers the company monopolized its field.
noun
10.
anything horizontal, as a plane, direction, or object.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin horizont- (stem of horizōn) horizon + -al1

horizontality [hawr-i-zon-tal-i-tee, hor-] , horizontalness, noun
horizontally, adverb
subhorizontal, adjective
subhorizontally, adverb
subhorizontalness, noun
unhorizontal, adjective
unhorizontally, adverb
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horizontal (ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl)
 
adj
1.  Compare vertical parallel to the plane of the horizon; level; flat
2.  of or relating to the horizon
3.  measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon
4.  applied uniformly or equally to all members of a group
5.  economics relating to identical stages of commercial activity: horizontal integration
 
n
6.  a horizontal plane, position, line, etc
 
horizon'tality
 
n
 
hori'zontalness
 
n
 
hori'zontally
 
adv

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